full-time part-time employee contract
OVERVIEW OF POSITION:The Director, Group Operations is accountable for overseeing the management of multiple health centers (Sites) in a designated community (Pod). Responsibilities include:Strategic, financial and operations management;Strategic growth and patient retention;Patient care coordination, patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes;Teammate management; andRisk management, audit and complianceFull accountability for non-clinician teammates within assigned Pod, including but not limited to hiring, mentoring, professional development, annual review, compensation adjustment, corrective actions and termination. Responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and monitoring all operational and financial aspects of the Pod in conjunction with Pod Physician Lead and other clinician or non-clinician teammates. Provide effective leadership to managers, supervisors and teammates in overseeing the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Consistently exhibits behavior and communication skills that demonstrate Optum's commitment to superior customer service, including quality, care and concern with each and every internal and external customerDevelops, implements, monitors and ensures adherence to policies and procedures for Optum and its Group Model sites and pod based/regionally based programsImplements and manages budgets for all accountable departments, functions and sites within the pod. Researches and monitors budget variationsDevelops and executes market growth strategies for accountable sites within the podAssists the Senior Director, Group Operations in the development, coordination and implementation of the regional budget, business plans and operational activities including clinician/ops review to drive clinical and financial performanceLeads special projects and initiatives specific to the Community or across CommunitiesWorks closely with the Regional Accountable Team (RAT) to monitor and report metrics such as resource utilization, patient satisfaction, HCC, PFP and STAR and enacts plans to improve efficiencies and reduce expensesWorks closely with the RAT to enhance regional provider satisfaction, productivity and performanceImplements plans to continually enhance services provided by accountable departments and functionsEvaluates opportunities, makes recommendations and oversees expansion projects within the pod and in surrounding communitiesProvides input and feedback to the RAT as it relates to initiatives and programs that promote excellence in the Group operational services and implements those that are approvedDirects and coordinates community group operations activities within the podManages relevant hospital partnerships (including conducting JOCs) and maintains/grows specialist networksWorks closely with central departments to ensure that issues impacting the region that involve central departments are resolved effectively and timelyIdentifies opportunities for improvement within the Group Model Sites and brings forward proposals to the RAT incorporating solutionsCollaborates with the physician leadership of the Group Model to garner support for operational initiatives and obtains feedback on what initiatives will be most successful and works closely to implement and monitor programsManages direct reports to ensure that they are meeting performance expectations; mentor, coach and counsel as necessaryProvides guidance in professional development activities and goalsAssists, facilitates and leads committees, teams and projects at the direction of the Senior Director, Group Operations Works to promote teamwork, collaboration, implementation of best practices across all communities within the regionCollaborates with colleagues in other regions to improve performance and coordinates activities to ensure goals of HCP are metDevelops, implements and measures adherence to policies and proceduresUses, protects, and discloses HCP patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standardsPerforms additional duties as assignedEDUCATION:Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college and/or a professional certification requiring formal education beyond a two-year collegeMaster’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business Administration or Nursing preferredEXPERIENCE:Minimum:Over 5 years and up to and including 10 years of relevant work experience preferably in healthcareMedical group or IPA operations management experience preferredExperience in managed care organizations preferredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:Computer literateProficient in Microsoft Office applicationsProven leadership abilitiesExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to work cooperatively with peers and subordinatesAbility to act professionally under pressureResults-orientedCareers with Optum. 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